As far as baked goods go, my heart belongs to cupcakes. (With brownies being a very, very close second -- if someone starts up a brownie-devoted bakery, I think they could very well take over in my heart.) My ultimate favorite cupcake shop is Sugar Sweet Sunshine here in New York, but a few weeks ago I had the pleasure of checking out the organically inclined Chicago-area Bleeding Heart Bakery, which was marvelous and delectable in so many ways. A cheerfully ramshackle, cozy little space, Bleeding Heart was started by two punk rock sweethearts in Roscoe Village and was the country's first certified organic bakery. Sometimes organic baked goods can be granola-y and weird, but Bleeding Heart's cupcakes keep in mind that the sweetness of decadence is paramount in the baked good experience. Why have a cupcake if you're not some sort of food hedonist? Happily, Bleeding Heart's bakers keep the pleasure principle up front, which is why they have all sorts of AMAZING flavors and varieties, from wonderfully sinful rosewater to your standard awesome red velvet. I've never seen such a wide, intriguing variety of flavors in any cupcake shop before -- it's a testament to true foodie creativity.